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FXUS63 KSGF 241718

1218 PM CDT Fri Oct 24 2014

...Update to Aviation...

.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
Issued at 306 AM CDT FRI OCT 24 2014

Areas of dense fog were occurring across portions of southwestern
Missouri and extreme southeastern Kansas again this morning. This
was resulting from ground moisture from the showers yesterday and
surface high pressure just south of the Ozarks. The fog was the
thickest where winds were light or calm. When winds came up a
little visibilities improved, only to drop again when the winds
diminished. This will continue through sunrise this morning as
temperatures fall into the middle 40s across south central
Missouri, closer to the surface high, and into the middle 50s
across western Missouri as an upper level ridge begins to build
into the area.

As the ridge builds into the area today, temperatures will climb
into the middle to upper 70s. Winds will turn out of the south but
should remain fairly light. As the broad upper level ridge slides
across the southern plains and towards the Ozarks, temperatures
will be on the warm side with overnight lows about 10-15 degrees
warmer than normal for this time of year.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday through Thursday)
Issued at 306 AM CDT FRI OCT 24 2014

The upper level ridge will be in control of the region`s weather
through the weekend as it makes its slow eastward progression. The
result will be warmer than normal temperatures through the weekend
with afternoon highs in the upper 70s to middle 80s and overnight
lows only falling into the middle 50s to lower 60s. It will be
possible that some locations may approach record highs through the
weekend. See the Climo section below for the record highs through
the weekend.

An upper level trough will make its way across the CONUS starting
next week with a surface low and cold front moving through the
Ozarks late Monday night through mid day Tuesday. This will be the
region`s next and best chance for rain through next week. Another
weak wave does move across the plains early Thursday morning, but
the models have very different precipitation outputs at the
moment. The ECMWF brings rain through the Ozarks while the GFS is
nearly dry.

With the upper level trough that brings the rain early next week
will come more seasonable temperatures with highs in the 60s and
night time lows in the 40s.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Saturday Afternoon)
Issued at 1218 PM CDT FRI OCT 24 2014

For the KSGF, KJLN, and KBBG TAFS: The 4Kft cloud deck that is
currently over the KSGF and KBBG TAF sites, will quickly push east
early this afternoon with just broken high clouds occurring
through much of the afternoon. This evening the skies will clear
and some light patchy fog may be able to develop in spots. At this
time do not have enough confidence in it developing and affecting
the TAF sites to include in this TAF package but will continue to
monitor for the potential.

Winds will generally be out of the southwest through the TAF
period as a warmer airmass continues to spread into the region.


Issued at 224 PM CDT TUE OCT 21 2014

Record high temperatures late this week into the weekend.

          10/24      10/25      10/26
          Fri.       Sat.       Sun.

SGF      84/1891    85/1939    86/1891
JLN      88/2003    87/1944    87/1950
UNO      84/1985    83/1952    84/1950
VIH      81/2012    83/1902    84/1952




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